Mweya Hostels are situated just close to the luxurious Mweya Safari Lodge over looking the Kazinga channel. Mweya hostels are also sometimes referred as Mweya Institute of Ecology. The lodge is one of the best budget accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Mweya Hostels offer accommodation in single and double rooms. There are also dormitories with shared bathroom and toilet facilities. The canteen on ground is stocked with various stuff you might need whereas the restaurant serves mouth watering Ugandan meals.
There are high chances of spotting wildlife when at Mweya Hostels and also listen to hippos and elephants during night time considering the fact that the hostels are found near the Mweya Peninsula, a place where Kazinga channels joins to Lake Edward.
There are other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth National Park besides Mweya Hostels that you can book. They range from budget to luxury depending on your budget.
Things to do when at Mweya Hostels
Game drives. Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts with various wildlife. Game viewing is the primary activity within the park. Some of the animals found in the park are Elephants, Leopards, Lions, Hippopotamus, Ugandan KOB, African Buffalo and primates like chimpanzees, olive baboons and so much more.
Birding. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a birders paradise boasting with over 600 species of birds. Some of the common mentions of birds in the park include the black rumped button quail, corncrake, lesser and greater flamingo, white winged warbler, papyrus canary, rare shoebill, black bee eater, African broadbill and Chapin’s flycatcher to mention a few.
The best areas for birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park are Maramagambo Forest, Kazinga Channel, Katwe Area, Mweya Peninsula, Katunguru Bridge, Lake Kikorongo and the remote Ishasha Sector.
Cultural encounters. Queen Elizabeth National Park is surrounded by various tribes and fishing villages. You can decide to visit the people and learn about their ways of lives and also get entertained with local traditional dances from local dancers. You can buy hand made crafts from the village and take back home for remembrance.
Boat cruise. Taking a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is one of the best activities you can do in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Kazinga channel is the longest natural channel in the world linking two lakes; Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel shores are streamlined with wildlife quenching thirst especially in the afternoon and also lots of water birds.
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